I make (or try to) pretty much anything Including handlebars. Here are some Lauterwasser bars I made. I used a lot of machinery for this.
You can fill the tube with dried
sand after welding a cap on one end. Pack the sand and cap the other end. Leave a vent hole (too small for sand to fall out of) This makes bending potentially possible but not easy with a multi-flame heating tip on a torch. You can't do less than 3" radius on 7/8" steel tube without some support on the inside of the tube to prevent collapse. I used a mandrel type bender for these and it still took a few hours.
Last edited by ftwelder; 01-15-11 at 05:17 PM.